HURLING -The minor hurlers bowed out of the Roinn B championship when they were second best to Tullogher-Rosbercon in Bennettsbridge on Sunday last. The locals could not argue with the outcome as the Southerners were the stronger team for the majority of the game. Conahy did manage a fightback in the second half but time was not on their side. In the end, they were four points in arrears, losing on a score line of 3-9 to 2-8.The under-14 hurlers were especially unfortunate to lose out to James Stephens by a single point after a thrilling game also in Bennettsbridge on Sunday. Full-forward James Bergin led the Conahy attack superbly, scoring five goals during the game, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to get past the city side. Conahy will also rue a number of missed chances in the second half that proved to be very costly. James Stephens were just about able to hold on in the end to secure a 3-15 to 5-8 victory. However, the sides will get to clash again in two weeks time in the shield final of the Roinn A championship. On Saturday afternoon next, the under-16 hurlers will be hoping for a more positive outcome than that experienced this weekend by the under-14 and minor hurlers when they face Tullaroan in the Roinn B county final. The locals will be optimistic of success following their strong performance in the semi-final against Bennettsbridge. But their opponents on this occasion are a serious outfit and cannot be taken for granted. The throw-in time for the game in Freshford is 3pm. The under-8 and under-9 hurlers travelled to Roanmore in Waterford to take part in a blitz on Saturday. It was a very enjoyable day for both teams. The under-8’s played three matches against Ballyduff Upper and Ballygunner from Waterford and the Rower-Inistioge and were victorious in all three games. The under-9’s faced Kilmacud Crokes of Dublin, St. Patrick’s and Ballyduff Upper from Waterford, winning two of the matches. Well done to all the players on their performances on what was a very enjoyable day for everyone. Under-8: Oisín O’Connor; Kieran Brennan; Billy Mulhall; Robert Ring; Ellen Gunner; Conor Duggan; Luke Dunne; Darragh Hennessy; Oisín Conroy; Sean Dunne; Louis Todd. Under-9: Jack Murphy Caoimhe Hennessy Jack Bergin Josh Comerford Jack Dempsey Mark Gunner, Will Fox Jack Joyce.
CAMOGIE - The junior camogie girls are in action this weekend in the quarter-final of the junior championship when they face Danesfort on Sunday afternoon in Danesfort. The throw-in time for the game is 1.30 p.m.
LADIES FOOTBALL - The Ladies Footballers also hold a fundraising clothes recycling collection on Saturday week, September 29th, in the Polo Grounds from 10.30 a.m. until 12 p.m. All support for this event would be appreciated.
LOTTO - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 14, 20 and 23. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Dicky Healy, Catherine Phibbs, Margaret Buggy, Eamon Delaney and Mona Dooley. The promoters’ prize winners were Nicholas Griffith, Catherine Carroll and Peter Mulhall. This week’s jackpot now stands at €3,200.
FORÓIGE - Foróige Club hold a registration night on this Friday, September 21st, at 8.30 sharp in Conahy Hall. The club is open to all secondary school pupils between the ages of 12-18 years old. New leaders are also needed for the coming year. If anyone may be interested in becoming a leader or joining the club, contact Pat on 086-1568893 or Deirdre on 083-4073219.
CONAHY COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP - Did you know that your child may be eligible for a free pre-school place? Your child is entitled to one year free pre-school if they are eligible for the ECCE scheme. Conahy Community Playgroup have a number of available places starting August 29th. Children born between 2 February 2008 and 30 June 2009 can apply. Also, if you are currently in receipt of any form of social welfare payment, e.g. Farmers grant, employment assistance you may be entitled to avail of childcare from as little as €6.00 per session. Conahy Community Playgroup provides a quality, affordable service for pre-school children from age 2 years and 9 months. Its experienced staff plan programmes of activity based on the developmental, social and educational needs of the children in a safe and caring environment. For further information please contact Geraldine Dunne on (086) 8322951 or Alice Nolan on (086) 1021077.
KILKENNY/CARLOW CONTACT - Kilkenny & Carlow Contact is a community based voluntary organisation for older people covering the Kilkenny & Carlow area, and we are looking for additional volunteers to commit to one or two hours per week to befriend/visit older people who live alone in your area. We will have a stand at the Information Day for Older People being held in the Mill Family Resource Centre on Thursday the 20th September, 2012. Please come along if you would like to volunteer, or if you need supports or information, or alternatively talk to us confidentially on 056/7751988 ext. 6